Suggest a Weird Movie!

Please do not ask “what was that movie?” questions on this page. We set up an entire site here to answer those questions. This page is for suggesting movies to be reviewed.

Know a weird movie? Something strange that glued you to the screen with awe, amazement or reverence, while your more mundane minded friends left the room (or theater) in boredom, confusion or disgust? A movie whose omission from a list of the 366 weirdest movies of all time would offend you on a personal level? Something even I haven’t heard of or considered? There are potentially thousands of forgotten films, critically dismissed films, foreign or independent films that never got a proper release, or misplaced oddities hiding out there that may deserve a place at the table. One man can’t be expected to track them all down. Here is the place to mention those treasured curios that no one else seems to have even heard of. Nominate a movie in the suggestion box and I’ll move it up on my review queue, or at the very least, explain why I’m not going to review it.

NOTICE: The “Suggest of Weird Movie!” feature has become a victim of its own success.  At the time of this update, we have about 250 reader suggestions (!) in queue. (More than that since I last updated the page)! Since we can only do 1 or maybe 2 reviews a week, be aware there may be a huge delay—currently, possibly over a year!—between the time you make a suggestion and the point at which it’s actually reviewed.  I considered shutting down the suggestion box as of 2011, but I decided to let you keep your suggestions coming (if nothing else, it tells us what types of movies readers are interested in seeing reviews of). Just be aware that when you make a suggestion, it may not receive the promptest of attention. The best you can really hope for at this point is to bring something to our attention that we might have overlooked. (Also note that although we prioritize the earliest nominations later suggestions may get reviewed before earlier ones if they receive a re-release on DVD or Blu-ray, or interest us for our own inscrutable reasons).

If you can’t wait for one of our staff to review your movie, why not review it yourself and submit it to us via the contact form?  We can’t swear we’ll publish every submission we receive, but we want reader participation and we are fairly liberal.

All serious suggestions will receive a response, as well as all most non-serious ones.

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  1. Here’s the review queue of reader suggestions that have yet to be reviewed, in alphabetical order. Of course, at this point the list is so long that it is likely we will have to leave the task of reviewing the items at the end of the list to our children, but whatever.

    Also, the List is now completed, meaning that these suggestions will be considered for our supplemental “Apocrypha” list, and many will sadly never be reviewed or considered. You may consider them all as reader-suggested honorable mentions.

    *Corpus Callosum (2002); 1Day; The 4th Man; 8 1/2 Women; 9 Doigts [9 Fingers]; Aaaaah!; Aachi & Ssipak; Accion Mutante; Adam’s Apples; The Adolescence of Utena; “Afraid So” from “The Films of Jay Rosenblatt, Vol. 2″; The Aimed School; Alabama’s Ghost; “Alicia” (1994); Alien Alibi; Allegro; Aloys; Alucarda; “Am I Normal? A Film About Male Puberty”; Amanece, que no es poco; Andy Warhol’s Bad; Angel in the Flesh: The Confidential Report on Mr. Dennis Duggan AKA The King of Super 8 (if it’s ever released); Angst (2018); Anna and the Wolves; The Annunciation; Apartment Zero; The Appointment (1981); Artemis 81; Ascension; As Filhas do Fogo; The Assignment: The Witches Talisman; Avalon (2001); Avida; Bad Lieutenant; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Barber Westchester; Beg! (1994); The Beguiled; Bernie (1996) (depending on availability); Bhoner; Bibliotheque Pascal; Big Meat Eater; Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey; Birdy; Black Mama; The Blazing World; Blood Beat; Blood, Bullets, Buffoons; Blood-Spattered Bride; Body Troopers; A Bomb was Stolen [AKA They Stole the Bomb;/S-a furat o bomba; Bone; Book of Revelation (2006); Born of Fire; BoXed; Boxing Helena; Bread and Circus; Brothers of the Head; Bruce Lee vs. Gay Power; The Bubble (1966); Bubble Bath; La Cabina [AKA The Telephone Box]; The Cabinet of Caligari (1962); Calimari Union; Calamari Wrestler; The Calistra Zipper Story; “The Canadian Films of Paul Driessen”; Can Dialectics Break Bricks?; Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?; Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death; The Cannibals (1988); Carnival Magic; A Case for a Rookie Hangman; Casshern; Cast a Deadly Spell; Catnapped!; Cat Sick Blues; Celestial Wives of Meadow Mari; Chappaqua; Cheap Smokes; Che strano chiamarsi Federico [How Strange to Be Named Federico]; Chicken of the Mound (2021); Christ the Movie; La cicatrice intérieure; City of Pirates; Club of the Discarded; The Color out of Space (2010); Combat Shock; Coming Apart; “The Committee” (1968); The Complaint of an Empress; Confessions; Cool Cat Saves the Kids; Cool World; Cosmos; Crank: High Voltage; Creating Rem Lezar; Creatures of Destiny; Creep (2014); Criminal Lovers; Cuadecuc, Vampir; Dance With The Devil; Dancer in the Dark; Dandy Dust; Dante 01; Darkside Blues; The Dark Side of the Heart; Darktown Strutters; Daymaker; Day of the Wacko; Dead Billy; Deafula; Deathgasm; Death Powder (1986); Decoder; Deep Dark; Detention; The Devil’s Chair; Devil’s Rain; Diamond Flash; Dick Tracy; Die Fighting; Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl; La Distancia; A Dog Called Pain; The Dog’s Night Song; Dogura Magura; Dolls (2002); “Dream Corp LLC”; Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath; Dreams That Money Can Buy; The Drifting Classroom; Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam; Drunken Wu Tang [AKA Taoism Drunkard]; The Earl Sessions; Earth Minus Zero; Eika Katappa; Einstein’s Brain [AKA Relics: Einstein’s Brain]; Elecktrick Children; El Televisor (1974); Electroma; Emperor Tomato Ketchup; Encounters at the End of the World; Endgame (2000); The End of August at the Hotel Ozone; End of the Road; Entr’Acte (1924); Essex Spacebin; The Eternity Man; Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend; Excision; Existo: The Forbidden Movie; “Factory Witch”; Fateful Findings; Fatty Drives the Bus; Faust (1926); Faust: Love of the Damned; Fear and Desire; Fear X; Felix the Cat: The Movie; Fiend (1980); Fiend Without a Face; The Fifth Season; Finisterrae; Fire in the Sky; First on the Moon; Fish Story; Flaming Creatures; Flaming Nipples; Flesh of the Void; Flexing with Monty; “The Flood”; Flying Saucers Over Istanbul; Following; The Fool and the Flying Ship; Four Rooms; Fractured [AKA Schism] (2013);Frankenhooker; Freddy Got Fingered; Frequencies [AKA XVO: The Manual]; Friend of the World; From Morn to Midnight; Frontier; The Fruit of Paradise; “Fun in Balloon Land”; Funny Bones; Future War; Galaxy Express 999; Galaxy Turnpike ; Gandu; The Gateway [Brama] (2017) (depending on availability); George Washington; Gerry; “Ghosts Before Breakfast”; Glory to the Filmmaker!; “God Hates Cartoons”; Golem (1980) (depending on availability); Goodbye 20th Century; Gorod Zero; Gory Gory Hallelujah; Goto: Island of Love; The Great McGonagall; The Green Elephant (1999); Grimm Love; Gwen le Livre de Sable; Gymkata; Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack; Haggard; Hail the New Puritan; Hair Extensions; Hallelujah Hills; Hands of God (2005, d. Alyson Levy); “Hansel and Gretel” (T. Burton, 1983); Hanzo the Razor; Happy End (Czech, depending on availability); Hardgore; Heat; Heaven and Earth Magic; Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves; Hells; Helter Skelter (2012); “Hen, His Wife” [AKA “His Wife is a Hen”]; Hentai Kamen; The Hole; Homebodies (1974); Homicide Evidence 3; Homoti; Horrors of Malformed Men; “Hospital Brut”; House (1986); The Housemaid (1960); ‘Hukkunud Alpinisti’ hotell [Dead Mountaineers Hotel]; Human Animals; Hysteria; I Be Area; I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle; The Illusionist (1983); I’m Not There; Impolex; Imprint; “Inauguration Of The Pleasure Dome,” I Never Left the White Room; The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer; Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands; In the Realm of the Senses; The Intruder (2004) [L’intrus]; Irreversible; I Saw the Devil; It Couldn’t Happen Here ; The Item (1999); Izo; Jack and the Beanstalk (1974, Japan); Jacky in the Kingdom of Women; Jawbreaker; Jigoku (1960); Jigoku no Banken: Akai Megane [The Red Spectacles]; “John from Cincinnati”; Johnny Aquarius; A Journey Into Bliss; Journey Through the Past; Journey to the West [Xi you]; Jubilee; Junkie; Kamikazie ‘89; Kamikaze Girls; Kárate a muerte en Torremolinos (depending on availability); The Keep; Kidz Klub; Killer Condom; The Killing Room; Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors; King Lear (1987, Godard); Kitchen Stories; Knightriders; Krysar (AKA The Pied Piper of Hamelin); Kultur Shock!; Kung Fu from Beyond the Grave; Kung Pow; Kuso; La Belle Verte; Lakki… The Boy Who Could Fly (AKA Lakki… The Boy Who Grew Wings); Last Battle; The Last Days of Planet Earth; Last House on Dead End Street; The Last of Us; The Last Wave; The Last Winter; The Lathe of Heaven; The Legend of 1900; The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012); LFO; The Lickerish Quartet; The Lightest Darkness; Litan; The Little Mermaid/Malá Morská Víla (1976); Little Murders; Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters; Live Freaky! Die Freaky!; The Living and the Dead; The Loved One; Love, Honor and Obey; Love Torn In A Dream; Lowlife (2012); Lo Zio di Brooklyn; Lucia (2013); Machotaildrop; Madam Satan; Magdalena Viraga; The Magic Toyshop; The Magus; Makkhi; Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood; Malcolm (1986); Ma-Ma; The Manipulator; Manual of Evasion LX94; The Man Who Haunted Himself; The Man Who Wasn’t There; Marebito; Margret’s Museum; Marketa Lazarova; Marutirtha Hinglaj; Matador; Matango; “Max Headroom” (TV); Max My Love; Mazeppa; Meatcleaver Massacre; Mécanix; Melancholie der Engel; Memoirs of a Survivor; Mercy (2006); Mermaid in a Manhole; Le Météore; Mickey One; The Midnight After; Midnight Ballad for Ghost Theater; Midori; Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935); The Miracle Fighters; Mom (1986); “Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase”; Monday (depending on availability); Mondo Candido; Mondo Trasho; The Monitors; Monobloc; “The Monster of Nix”; “Mood House”; Morbo; Motel Hell; Motorama; “Mouse Soup”; Mr. Blot’s Academy; Mr. Universe; The Musick; Mutant Aliens; My 20th Century; My Brother Has Bad Dreams; Myra Breckenridge; The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians; Mystery Men; Napoleon Dynamite; Neighbors; Neji-shiki [AKA Screwed]; Never Belongs to Me; Newsboys: Down Under the Big Top; Nick the Feature Film; Nitwit; Noisy Requiem (1988); The Northerners; Oh Dad, Poor Dad (Momma’s Hung You In the Closet & I’m Feeling So Sad); Om Dar-B-Dar; Onirica: Field of Dogs; Okna, okna [Windows, Windows]; Onward to Calgary; Once Upon a Time in Anatolia; Operation: Endgame; The Other Side of the Underneath (1972); The Outskirts; Overturn; Palindromes (re-review); Passages from Finnegans Wake; Pastoral Hide and Seek; “Pate” 2001; Penitentiary III ; Perfect Lives; Perfect Sense (2011); Period Piece; Pig; Pink Narcissus; Pistol Opera; Pola X; Post Tenebras Lux; Poultrygeist; Pound; Prayer of the Rollerboys; “Premium” (if it can be found); The President’s Analyst; Príncipe Azul; Project A-Ko; Quicksilver Highway; The Quiet Earth; A Quiet Place in the Country; “Rabbits”; La Razon de Mi Vida; Reckless; Recollections of the Yellow House; “Red, White and Zero”; Remainder; Repentance; The Ring Finger; River of Fundament; Rock-a-Doodle; Rock and Roll Frankenstein; Rocks in My Pocket; Roller Blade; Roots of Evil (1979); Rows; Runaway Nightmare; Sauna; The Sea That Thinks; Secret Ceremony; Secrets of Sex (1970); Shakespeare’s Plan 12 from Outer Space; Shakes the Clown; Shackled; Shinbone Alley; Shock! Shock! Shock!; Shredder Orpheus (1989); The Shutka Book of Records; Siesta; Silent Night Deadly Night 4; Silver Heads; Sisters; The Slit [AKA United Trash]; Snow White and Russian Red; Sombre; Something Weird; Sonatine; Space Is the Place (official re-review); Space Thang; A Spell to Ward off the Darkness; Spermicide; Spermula; Sphere; The Spirit; Spirits of the Dead; Spork; Star Time; Static; Straight on Till Morning; Strangers in Paradise; Student Bodies; Subway (1985); Suddenly Last Summer; Suicide Club (re-review); Super Deluxe (2019); Surviving Life: Theory and Practice; Svidd neger (depending on availability); Takeshis’; Taking Tiger Mountain; Tales of Hoffman; Talking Head; Talk to Her; TAMALA2010: A Punk Cat in Space; Tasher Desh; Teknolust; Terror 2000; That Day; That Deadwood Feeling; Themroc; Theodore Rex; The Thingy: Confessions of a Teenage Placenta; Three… Extremes; Thriller: A Cruel Picture; Throw Away Your Books Rally in the Streets; Ticket of No Return; Tierra; Tin Can Man; Tokyo Decadence; Tomorrow Night; Totò che visse due volte; Tough Guys Don’t Dance; Tout Va Bien; Toys; The Tracey Fragments; Track 29; Trainspotting; “Trapped in the Closet”; The Treasure Planet (1982); “Triangulo”; Tribulation 99; Tristian et Iseult (1972); The Tune; Turbo Kid; Turn in Your Grave; The Twonky; “Ultra Pulpe” (on “Apocalypse After” compilation); Uncle Meat; Underwater Love; Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever (1986); U-Turn; The Vagrant (1992); Vakvagany; Vase de Noces; Velvet Goldmine; Vermillion Souls; Vertige; Vigasiosexploitation; Village of the Damned (1960); Violated Angels; The Virgin Psychics; Visions of Suffering; Visitor of a Museum [Posetitel muzeya]; ¡Vivan las antípodas!; Vom Graben; Wake in Fright; Water & Power (1989); Wave Twisters; We Are the Strange; Welcome Home Brother Charles; Welcome to Woop Woop; Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats; Where the Dead Go to Die; White Tiger; Who Can Kill a Child?; Wilder Napalm; Wild Tigers I Have Known; Winter Vacation; Wise Blood; The Witches; Without Warning; The Woman Chaser; The Woman in the Fifth; A Woman’s Face (1940); Womb; The World’s Greatest Sinner; The Wretches Are Still Singing; A Writer of Ghost Stories; Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims; Yes Sir! Madame; You Never Can Tell (1951); Youth Without Youth.

  2. Would Francis Ford Coppala’s short Disney parks film Captain EO be considered weird?

  3. Divine Intervention (2002) is a movie I’m not sure is considered weird but not many art house movies begin with Santa Claus running from children with knives

  4. Just watched Watson’s “Lot (in Sodom)” which I’ve been wanting to see for a long time. Disappointing but weird nonetheless. Gay or homo-erotic, I don’t know. However, i don’t see it on either the main list, the apocryphal list or in any of the reviews. Not much to see, but a curio nonetheless.

  5. Walter Hill’s acid western Wild Bill might worth a look. It has shifts from unreal colors to grainy b&w video flashbacks, and an odd metafictional structure. The second weirdest western of 1995 after Dead Man.

    1. Oh, this reminds me: Quick Billy. A completely abstract experience of light and sound begins slowly integrating “life on the farm” diary film elements and then, unexpectedly, swerves into a straightforward pastiche of a 1910s Western.

  6. There is a mini series called The Middle Man, I haven’t seen the entirety but you can’t deny reviewing a show that was rejected from Israeli television because it was too strange, also there is a talking fish

  7. Here’s an old favorite of mine, lensed in Michigan: The Carrier (1987). Story of a small-town pariah who’s infected with a disease(?) that causes everything inanimate he touches to consume living flesh. He, as the carrier, is immune to the effect. This, naturally, leads to a localized war over the possession of stray cats (people are using them to test the safety of potentially infected objects). Low budget but professionally made, it finally got a Blu-ray release just a few years ago.

  8. Harlequin/Dark Forces (1980)
    surreal ozploitation with great visuals!
    An ambitious Australian senator’s son is cured of leukaemia by a faith healer, but he discovers that there is a high price to pay. The senator is overjoyed when his son is pronounced well, but then he learns that the mysterious healer has seduced his wife and is threatening to disrupt his political career.

  9. Tricia’s Wedding, a unhinged 33 minute drag queen reenactment of Tricia Nixon’s wedding

  10. Psychos in Love (1987). On blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome and streaming on Night Flight and Flix Fling. A wonderfully bizarre horror-romcom-parody, with some meta thrown in, about a strip-club owner and a mancurist who bond over a shared hatred of grapes and fall in love once they realize they are each serial killers. And there is a cannibal plumber. Then it goes off the rails (in the best, kinda Mel Brooks way) near the end. Endearingly bizarre, dark, and fun, I hope you’ll add Pyschos to the watch list if not there already. Thanks!

  11. Not as weird as the other stuff on here but White Noise (2022) does have slivers of weirdness despite being more offbeat

  12. Has Tsukamoto’s follow-up to Tetsuo Iron Man/major studio debut Hiroku the Goblin been mentioned? if you haven’t seen Japan’s answer to Cronenberg go full-camp a la Sam Raimi, it’s a well-done and way underrated weird watch

  13. For a Saturday Short, I would like to recommend Jack Stauber’s Opal. It’s a surreal and nightmarish claymation musical short, and saying anything more would spoil it if you haven’t already seen it.

  14. I highly recommend the Japanese movie Calamari Wrestler. It is really out there.

  15. If u are accepting shorts then may I suggest The Beaning, basically picture Haxan but it involves baseball

    1. Yes you may. All shorts are available for Apocrypha consideration (but are rarely chosen). Shorts that are uploaded by the copyright holder to a third-party site that allows embedding and have no content issues can be considered as Saturday shorts, as well. So we will take a look at “The Beaning.”

  16. I add Shin Kamen Rider to the suggestion. Movie is real weird and quirky. Also Beau is Afraid has to be added to the Apocrypha list movie is weird AF.

    1. There’s a chance Giles may get to Shin Kamen Rider at Fantasia soon. Otherwise, we can look at it down the line. We do like to let recent releases simmer on the back burner for a good while before apocryphisizing them.

  17. Would The Shooting be a good candidate
    (I know it was talked about on this site)

  18. Whew. Been a while since I’ve visited this page. Just saw clips from the Brazilian musical Super Xuxa vs. Satan (1988). Might be worth a peek?

  19. Parmesan: I am doubtful. If I happen to see it I will make a decision then, but as you say it’s already been reviewed, and it’s not on my near-term to watch list.

    Morgan: Sure, if it made you think of us again after all this time Super Xuxa vs. Satan (1988) must be weird! I’ll add it to the queue next update.

  20. Has anyone recommended The Coming of Sin (La visita del vicio), 1978? It’s in the new Jose Larraz boxset which I think you covered in a recent podcast, so it might also be streaming now. There’s some interesting blurring of nightmare and reality with a couple very surreal scenes.

  21. Considering you looked at In Search of the Titanic, what about the other animated Titanic movies (The Legend of the Titanic and Titanic: The Legend Goes On), both of which are phenomenally awful and super bad taste, as well as weird as fuck, and I think would at least be capsule material.

    NOTE: accidentally left this comment as a reply. Ignore that one.

  22. How about the norwegian, swedish and danish produced movie Hunger (1966). It has a weird experimental soundtrack from the polish jazz composer Krzysztof Komeda and is filmed in black and white. All the sets are from the old parts of Oslo (the norwegian capital) (all of the old city parts have been tragically destroyed).
    The atmosphaere is creepy, disturbing and of course it has a surreal, nightmarish quality that reflects the bleak and gritty book of the same name.

  23. Sorry I’m late responding, had a very busy weekend.

    Anonymous, not to speak for him, but Shane might be interested in another Titanic. Which one do you suggest?

    Namreh, Hunger would probably be good. I read the novel years ago and I assumed someone must have adapted it into a movie, although this is the first time I can recall anyone suggesting it. I’ll put it in queue and worry about finding a copy later.

    1. If I had to choose one, it’s The Legend of the Titanic, the predecessor to In Search of the Titanic, as it’s plot is the most incomprehensible. Titanic, The Legend Goes On’s plot is more standard, but is equally batshit crazy.

  24. Here is my suggestion: Iguana Tokyo (2022) by the Turkish director named Kaan Müjdeci. This is a film about the blurring line of virtual and reality.

  25. A historical film called Maggots and Men (2009) which casts mostly trans actors and is very similar to the works of Guy Maddin

    Also for Saturday Short maybe The Amazing Digital Circus

  26. Visitors from the Arkana Galaxy: A bizarro sci-fi comedy from Czechoslovakia/Yugoslavia featuring breast feeding dads, nude villagers and a giant freakish monster designed by the one and only Jan Svankmajer! It recently got a solid release from Deaf Crocodile and it’s worth a look.

  27. “Divinity” which by the way, is one of the worst movies of the year!
    Crazy credit: Elon Musk on the “thank you” list.

  28. It might be a weird suggestion since it’s very well known but The Polar Express is very weird when u think about the details like how no one thinks it’s strange a train randomly appears in a street, a train tunnel that looks like a sharp fanged creature, a man voiced by Tom Hanks who lives on top of the train who is implied to be dead but maybe it’s just me

  29. Would the [adult swim] project This House Has People in It be in consideration? I know it’s not technically a film, but the whole story, including all the material on the site [videos, audio logs, and text logs] clocks in at around 2 hours, and the story it tells is probably one of the most unsettling I’ve ever seen, it follows a nightmare logic where lots of weird things happen without a complete explanation, there’s lots of unsettling implications, and there’s only so much information given to complete part of the picture, not the whole story. I at least think it could be interesting for some sort of mention if it hasn’t shown up already, but I’m not sure if it’d fit given the rules of the site.

  30. I might replace my previous suggestion with Fresh Kill which undoubtedly is weird such as people randomly speaking in a different language or there being a special kind of fish with lipstick, aswell as cult-like tv commercials and this is 21 minutes in

    1. Colour me intrigued.

      Boss-man, we got room on the big honkin’ to-do list for this kind of thing?

  31. I would recommend Brainscan (1994). Sci-fi/Horror. A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the player’s experience.

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